Relish a 5 day tour of Ireland's Ancient East. Go hiking, biking, canoeing and surfing. Discover the magic of stunning natural scenery on this 5 day active tour. Surprises lie around every corner!
Scale granite mountain ranges and discover scenic river valleys. Feel the warmth of an Irish welcome as you sip craft beer and soak up local culture. It’s all waiting for you in Ireland's Ancient East! Remember to check out our other active 5 day tour of Ireland. Does this tour sound too energetic? Read about our more relaxed Driftwood Tour of the same region.
💚 Our goal is for you to love Ireland as much as we do. That means a commitment to responsible travel and sustainability, offsetting carbon and contributing to local communities in off the beaten track destinations.
All Vagabond tours are flexible. Your 5 Day Vagabond Adventure East Tour is no different.
Unmissable activities are included. Where there are great options, we’ve left the final decision up to you. Feel free to choose your evening meals and lunches. All additional tour options are marked clearly below.
All details of prices and suppliers listed here are correct at time of publication. Our suppliers occasionally increase prices for optional tour activities during the touring season. This is a rare occurence. In the unlikely event of a major price increase, we will do our utmost to update you.
A hot shower after a mountain hike. A real fire. A pint. We assure you that wherever you stay with us, you’ll love it.
We put great effort into selecting accommodation on Vagabond tours. Your tour will overnight in locally-owned establishments (in some cases for generations). Receive a heartfelt welcome, often from the hoteliers themselves. No hotel chains here!
The 4 star Bayview Hotel is a fine manor house nestled on the Cliffside of the beautiful fishing village of Ballycotton. It offers luxurious accommodation and stunning ocean views. Hear the waves crashing as you wake up in the morning in this amazing location. The hotel has lovely gardens, which lead to miles of sandy beaches for you to enjoy.
The Garryvoe Hotel is a family owned, indeprendent four star hotel overlooking the idillic views of Ballycotton Bay. The hotel has been lovingly cared for through the generations since it opened as one of the first hotels in East Cork. At the Garryvoe you will find the intimate, friendly and professional service, fresh local food and an incredible view all add up to a memorable experience.
Relax into the sumptuous luxury of Killiane Castle Country House and let the outside world just fade away. This 17th-century Country House exudes a relaxed atmosphere amidst its idyllic tranquil surroundings. The adjoining 15th-century Norman castle stands proudly alongside. Ramble down along the Farm Walking Trail through the old beech grove to finish off your day of adventures. A warm welcome awaits you at Killiane Castle.
Right on the banks of the River Nore, in the heart of the medieval city of Kilkenny, this 4-star hotel is perfect for unwinding after a day of kayaking. With magnificent views of the city's 12th-century Kilkenny Castle, The River Court Hotel has a quiet location set in a private courtyard and conveniently situated back from the busy Kilkenny streets. The main shopping areas, theatres, entertainment, tourist attractions and Kilkennys Medieval Mile are all close by right on the hotels doorstep.
This multi-award winning Brooklodge & Macreddin Village is sure to have exactly what you need to unwind. Ideally located in a picturesque Wicklow Valley, it is the perfect spot for a get away from it all. Country house style and state-of-the-art facilities combine to deliver a unique experience. Relax at The Wells Spa, a designated ‘Resort Spa’. Dine at The Strawberry Tree, Ireland’s first certified Organic restaurant, or La Taverna Armento, a Southern Italian style bistro.
Bike, hike and canoe around the pristine southeast on an active 5 day tour of Ireland from Dublin.
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Board your VagaTron Mercedes 4x4 tour vehicle in Dublin and head south, to Cork via Laois, Offaly and Tipperary.
The average driving time today is 4 hours.
Starting on the east Cork coast, meander from the historic town of Dungarvan, in Waterford, into county Wexford.
The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.
Explore the Three Sisters region, moving from Wexford to Kilkenny via New Ross.
The average driving time today is 3 hours.
Today we meander up the Barrow River Valley from Kilkenny and Carlow, towards the foothills of Wicklow.
The average driving time today is 1 hour 30 minutes.
Explore the Garden County today, traversing the Wicklow Mountains National Park towards Dublin.
The average driving time today is 2 hours 30 minutes.